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My Little Boy Taught Me How to Love My Neighbor
Feb 16

My Little Boy Taught Me How to Love My Neighbor

By Steve Austin | catching your breath , empathy , life coaching , Self-help

“Maybe all men got one big soul ever’body’s a part of.”- Jim Casy, The Grapes of WrathMy son loves LEGOs. He’s been building things as long as either of us can remember. At least once a month, his grandma takes him to the LEGO store at the mall downtown, and he gets to build with […]

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Oct 05

Religion is Complicated. Jesus is Not.

By Steve Austin | Best of Messy Grace , faith , Messy Grace , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

I believe in a Jesus who straightened out all the crooked paths we humans devised and made the complicated things simple. I believe in a Jesus who welcomed the little children who longed to be near him. I am one of those little children, who is content just to at His feet.

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Sep 30

My Friend Roger

By Steve Austin | faith

The Introduction He weighs nearly 500 pounds and is wearing house shoes, sweat pants, a black pullover, and a fedora that’s seen better days.  This self-proclaimed panhandler had a small cardboard sign that read, “JUST ASKING FOR GROCERIES”. The sidewalk was busy at 6pm Friday night, especially at the corner by the light.  The funny […]

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